Supervisor Cook in the Community
On March 1st, Supervisor Cook participated in a breakfast put on by Leadership Fairfax. The event featured a discussion panel by members of the Board of Supervisors and honored Walter Alcorn for his dedicated service to the Fairfax County Planning Commission.
On March 4th, Supervisor Cook took part in the 100,000 Fairfax Homes Campaign Debrief. This event was held at the Jubilee Christian Center and was a follow to efforts the County is making to assist the homeless population here in Fairfax.
On March 7th, Supervisor Cook held an online Reddit interview with George Mason University students. The premise was that people could submit questions which he would immediately answer. We plan on having more of these interactive chats, so keep tuned in.
On March 9th, Supervisor Cook attended an Installation Dinner for members of the Burke Volunteer Fire Department. The event was held at the station on Old Burke Lake Road.
On March 11th, Supervisor Cook attended the Valor Awards
Luncheon, which was held at the McLean Hilton. The event is put on by the
Fairfax Chamber of Commerce and honors heroes from the Fairfax County
Fire and Rescue Department who have gone above and beyond the call of
On March 13th, Supervisor Cook took part in the monthly Braddock District Council meeting which was held at the Kings Park Library. This meeting focused on the Fairfax County FY 2014 budget.
On March 16th, Supervisor Cook spoke to a large gathering of Boy Scouts at the Old Dominion District Boy Scout Jamboree, which was held at Lee High School. At the event, Scouts were able to listen to Supervisor Cook explain his role in local government as well as ask questions to assist them in obtaining their Citizenship Badges. Later that evening he attended the annual Kings Park Potluck at Lake Braddock Secondary School. The Braddock office was also present with a staff member there to hand out newsletters and other materials.
On March 17th, Supervisor Cook attended and spoke at the American Turkish Friendship Association NOWRUZ Celebration which was held at the Ernst Center on the NVCC Campus.
On March 18th, Supervisor Cook hosted his first Town Hall Meeting on the FY 2014 Budget. It was held at Little Run Elementary School and he was pleased to have Braddock School Board representative Megan McLaughlin in attendance. Fairfax County CFO Susan Datta led the presentation.
On March 19th, after a Board of Supervisors Meeting, Supervisor Cook stopped by Burke United Methodist Church to speak to a group of Boy Scouts who are all working towards their Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge.
New Faces in Supervisor Cook's Office
Rhiannon Duck is the new Human Services Legislative Aide for the Braddock District. She graduated from George Mason University and her background consists primarily in working with nonprofit organizations. If you have a question or need some assistance navigating some of the human, senior or family services and agencies in the county, feel free to give her a call at the office. She is always happy to help! You can also reach her at Rhiannon.Duck@FairfaxCounty.gov.
Charlie Szold is the Communications Director for the Braddock District Supervisor’s office. He grew up in Connecticut, before moving to D.C. to attend American University. After graduation, Charlie worked at USA TODAY as a tech producer and reporter. He is responsible for assembling the Braddock Beacon, drafting Cook Advisories and helping manage Supervisor Cook’s social media presence. You can reach Charlie at Charles.Szold@FairfaxCounty.gov.
BNN features Fire Chief Ronald Mastin
Supervisor Cook hosts a monthly television show, Braddock Neighborhood News, on Fairfax County Channel 16 which is available on most cable networks. Each month, Supervisor Cook invites topical guests on to share pertinent and informative items with the viewers.
This month’s show features Chief Ronald Mastin
from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. Chief Mastin has
served the County for almost 40 years, a tenure that reflects highly on
his skills, acumen and dedication to the people of Fairfax County. This
month, Chief Mastin retires after his highly decorated career, and moves
on to new endeavors and adventures. He leaves behind a legacy and a
Department that has grown into one of the most highly respected in the
The shows air throughout the month and can be seen Sundays at 5:00 p.m., Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. and Fridays at 5:00 p.m. You can find past BNN shows at www.youtube.com/supervisorcook.